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BRINGING THE LAUGHTER TO YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER!
Our 2021 Summer Camps are currently scheduled to be online as we continue to make sure we're offering the safest alternatives for our youth! Be sure to sign up for email newsletter for any updates or new offerings along the way!
SPEND YOUR SUMMER LAUGHING AND BRINGING LAUGHTER
Comedy from the heart. Teaching collaboration, inspiration, gratitude and fun in all that we do.
Sure, "funny" has a lot to do with comedy. But our years of experience have taught us that it is so much more than that. In our summer camps, kids of all ages learn how to work and play together, creating amazing moments and unforgettable performances as a team. We focus on the basic skills of improv: teamwork, trust, accepting, and a "Yes, and.." attitude. You'll see self-confidence soar as they build skills that will help them succeed on stage and well beyond.
CSz Comedy Camps are backed by our 25 years in Richmond, performing ComedySportz® and teaching improv in schools, churches, and businesses.
We're a proud part of the international CSz Worldwide network of training centers.
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT US?
Quotes and testimonials from actual CSz Richmond students & parents
"You can mess up
and it's okay. Yay!"
"It's just really amazing to see someone come out of their shell and blossom before your very eyes."
"You support each other. You learn to share focus, which means you have each other's backs."
"It was hilarious! I loved it so much, and I'm going to go to many more!"
"I can't think of a better way for a kid to spend his time."
"It makes me feel better about myself, and it makes me feel more confident in a new situation."
OUR SUMMER 2021 CAMPS
Join us on some Improv Adventures, featuring the one-week CAMP COMEDYSPORTZ and the always popular two-week SKETCH COMEDY CAMP!
All ONLINE, and all FUN, UNIQUE, FULL OF LAUGHTER, and FOR EVERYONE!
In all of the VIRTUAL Improv Adventures camps, our campers get several hours where they laugh and connect and interact with other campers. And be sure to set them up where they have room to move and play while participating in the camp! It may be all on Zoom, but they're definitely not going to just be sitting still! All sessions end with an online showcase performance, where you can invite family and friends from across the world to join in and cheer on their performance!
Learn improv games in a fun ComedySportz environment! Improv is way more than just making things up - it's a highly refined system of observing, connecting and responding where everyone gets the opportunity to laugh and play together while making each other shine! And ComedySportz is a fast-paced, hilarious way to play improv games as a sporting event, where everyone works as a team! No matter what your experience is - brand new beginner or experienced stage performer - this camp is custom fit to what the students want and need to make new improv discoveries! The week culminates with a ComedySportz showcase online, for all of their family and friends!
Online - Only $135
For rising 5th-8th grades:
June 21-25, 9:30am-Noon EDT with Kelly Scruggs (CAMP FULL!)
July 19-23, 9:30am-Noon EDT with Kelly Scruggs (CAMP FULL!)
For rising 9th-12th grades:
Aug 16-20, 1pm-3:30pm EDT with Sierra Kacher
Do you love making people laugh? Have you ever wanted to write sketches that keep your friends rolling on the floor with laughter? Spend two weeks learning all about sketch comedy - how to create sketches based on improv, refining your ideas with a team of fun and like-minded improvisers, and polishing it up for the big stage performance. The youth will collaborate online, and support each other's sketches with a final day ONLINE PERFORMANCE of their own sketches! Instructor JEFF CLEVENGER takes the campers on an Adventure that they'll never forget!
HIGH SCHOOL - For rising 9th-12th grades:
TWO WEEKS - Monday through Friday
August 9-20, 9am-Noon EDT with Jeff Clevenger
TWO WEEKS! Online - Only $350
Please note that there is an enrollment limit on each camp, so our campers can get the absolute most out of their experience!
There is also an enrollment minimum, to ensure that the experience is the best we can offer. If any particular camp does not meet the minimum enrollment by the Friday before the camp start date, we will offer refunds or transfers to our other camp offerings.
And most importantly, we want all youth who are energized by our camp offerings to be able to participate. Consideration for need-based financial assistance is available upon request.
MEET OUR CAMP LEADER TEAM!
Improv has been an obsession for James for over two decades in a variety of troupes and through variety of improv styles as a performer, teacher and director. James is the founder of the business-focused training "Ha-Ha to A-ha!"and is a CSz Worldwide certified trainer. His improv background has helped him immensely in two other arenas of his life off-stage: at work as a nonprofit fundraiser and at home with his wife Rachel and his sons Embry and Turner.
Sierra found ComedySportz by accident when she yes, and-ed herself onto the Major League in late 2018. Through learning and playing with CSz Richmond she realized that she's been a life-long improviser. Professionally, Sierra has directed youth programs and camps for several years and is excited to lead a week of improv camp this summer. She is passionate about young people and enjoys watching them grow, lead, and surprise themselves and others. When not at CSz, Sierra is a full-time student of Anthropology, wife of Jeremy, and fur-mom of Benson and T'Challa.
Kelly has been a loyal fan of CSz since she was five years old. She joined our High School League before graduating into the Major League back in 2011. She is a member of our Major League Teaching Team and has spent several years as one the head coaches for our year-round ComedySportz Middle School League. She is a Lead Teacher at Epiphany Lutheran Nursery School, is a professional nanny, and can do a great British accent.
Jeff is a ComedySportz Major League player and has been doing comedic sketch writing for 30 years. He was the founder of the Take 5 comedy troupe, which wrote and performed sketch comedy shows. He was also a founding member of “Out of Stock” which wrote and performed weekly sketches. As a theatre teacher, he has taught playwriting & performance in local schools such as Stafford, Matoaca, VCU, Meadowbrook, and Huguenot for 18 years.